Out Tuesday 11/22

Us Rating: *** 1/2

All rise: Mary J. Blige proves exactly why she's long been called the queen of hip-hop soul on this slammin' sequel to her 1994 masterpiece, My Life. Not only does MJB kick it old-school style with rap royalty (Busta Rhymes, Nas, Rick Ross and Drake all have cameos!) and another classic Chaka Khan cover ("Ain't Nobody"), but there are also oodles of her trademark bring-down-the-house tearjerkers. (Matriarch/Geffen)